Pleurothallopsis tubulosa (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 Photo by Eric Hunt

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Judy Carney

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Common Name The Small Tube-Forming Pleurthallopsis [Apparently in reference to the spathe]

Flower Size 3/16" [5 mm]

Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador as well as Venezuela in scrub forests and cloud forests at elevations of 1025 to 3200 meters and is a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 8, brown, imbricating, ribbed tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, subacute to obtuse leaf with the base cuneate into a petiole that blooms in the spring on asuccession of solitary flowers borne in a fascile of peduncles, 1/8" to 1/4" [3 to 6 mm] long that arise from near the apex of the ramicaul .

Synonyms Humboldtia viridula (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia tubulosa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia viridula (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis caliensis Schltr. 1920; Pleurothallis flavescens Schltr. 1923; *Pleurothallis tubulosa Lindl. 1859; Pleurothallis viridula Lindl. 1859; Pleurothallopsis tubulosa (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Restrepiella tubulosa (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1966; Restrepiella viridula (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1966; Restrepiopsis tubulosa (Lindl.) Luer 1978; Restrepiopsis viridula (Lindl.) Luer 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as P caliensis; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 151. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Pleurothallis flavescens; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing not = R striata; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 Restrepiella viridula drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing not = R striata; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as R viridula drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Restrepiella tubulosa not = R striata; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Restrepiella viridula drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Pleurothallopsis tubulosa; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide;

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